Learn to create more fulfilling relationships with PACT

Every process in this course helps me in my marriage, my life, and my work.
- Daniel Scrafford

About the PACT Level 1 Training

Attend Level 1 training in-person in 2020 in Berkeley, Boulder, Los Angeles, or Seattle.

In PACT Level 1, you will learn the fundamentals of the PACT methodology.

Based on the latest research in neuroscience, attachment theory, and the biology of human arousal, you’ll learn PACT’s practical, effective, mind-body approach to couple therapy.

You’ll understand PACT’s therapeutic stance of secure-functioning and gain new skills and interventions to lead even your most challenging couples toward secure-functioning relationships. 

When you successfully complete this training, you can identify yourself as a PACT Level 1 clinician/therapist, indicating a strong foundation in the skills and principles of PACT.

View Training Objectives

Level 1 Includes:

  • Three 3-day, in-person training sessions (9 total days of training on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
  • Experiential exercises, clinical video presentations, case consultation, live case enactments, group discussion, and online tutorials to help participants integrate PACT techniques into their clinical practice
  • 54 CE hours*  
  • Digital copies of PACT training manuals
  • Three webinars, presented by Dr. Stan Tatkin and other experts
  • Access to 34 PACT training videos
  • Membership in an online discussion group
  • Extensive online bibliography with downloadable articles
  • Invitation to participate in city consultation groups, where available (separate fee required)
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Level 1 Requirements 

The training is intended for licensed and pre-licensed marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists.  

To qualify for attendance in the PACT training, a pre-licensed clinician must (a) be in the final year of graduate school, (b) actively see clients as a supervisee and/or intern, and (c) have a supervisor’s approval to attend the training.

Successful completion of PACT Level 1 requires:

  • Attendance at all nine in-person training days
  • Participation in course reading, discussions, and role plays
  • Participation in online webinars

"Every process in this course helps me in my marriage, my life, and my work."

Daniel Scrafford

"My couple’s work is so much richer. And my relationship, based on PACT principles, is such a place of healing and growth for me."

Marty Simpson

"I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the material, the way it is organized, and the way it has been delivered. It has already transformed my practice, and I am very excited about the future."

Ben Trelease

"The three weekends were all equally stimulating and engaging. The amount of new information and experiential activities felt perfectly balanced."

Heather Gomez

Berkeley, CA 2020

Feb 21-23 | Apr 3-5 | May 1-3

PAY IN FULL

$2,300

One-time payment

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INSTALLMENT PLAN

$780

3 Monthly Payments

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Boulder, CO 2020

Feb 21-23 | Apr 17-19 | June 5-7

PAY IN FULL

$2,300

One-time payment

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INSTALLMENT PLAN

$780

3 Monthly Payments

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Los Angeles, CA 2020

Mar 13-15 | May 29-31 | Aug 7-9

PAY IN FULL

$2,300

One-time payment

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INSTALLMENT PLAN

$780

3 Monthly Payments

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Seattle, WA 2020

Mar 6-8 | May 15-17 | July 17-19

PAY IN FULL

$2,300

One-time payment

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INSTALLMENT PLAN

$780

3 Monthly Payments

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CE Information

Level 1 training is sponsored by the PACT Institute (ACEP #6641, PCE #5551, and SW CPE #0104) for 54 continuing education hours.  

You must complete an application for CE hours within 10 days of completing Level 1 to receive a CE certificate. No partial CE hours will be awarded, and additional CE hours are not available for online webinars, quizzes, and discussion groups.  



Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Educational Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Certified Counselors: The PACT Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6641. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The PACT Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York Social Workers: PACT Institute SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0104.

New York Social Workers & Mental Health Practitioners: PACT Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0114.

Psychologists: The PACT Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The PACT Institute maintains responsibility for this training and its content.

 

Training Objectives:

After Module 1, you will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between the three PACT domains
  2. Identify the parts of the brain central to social-emotional functioning
  3. Identify visual and auditory recognitions for hypo arousal and hyper arousal
  4. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills of arousal regulation assessment
  5. Describe the significance of attachment to couple therapy
  6. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills of attachment assessment
  7. Describe the secure/insecure continuum
  8. Distinguish between top-down and bottom-up interventions
  9. Identify and distinguish the three different attachment styles
  10. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for attachment intervention
  11. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills of arousal regulation intervention
  12. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills of the basic PACT interviewing process
  13. Describe the elements of therapeutic frame
  14. Explain the principles of therapist self-regulation
  15. Demonstrate the use of video equipment in couples work

After Module 2, you will be able to:

  1. Describe characteristics of disorganized attachment
  2. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills of Toward and Away
  3. Explain the principles and purpose of the Partner Attachment Inventory (PAI)
  4. Demonstrate the skills for PAI assessment and intervention
  5. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for management of thirds
  6. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for beckoning
  7. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for collaborative narratives
  8. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for corralling questions
  9. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for declarations of commitment
  10. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for bending metal
  11. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for social contracts
  12. Describe the development of the social brain
  13. Describe the neuroendocrine system
  14. Define allostatic load

After Module 3, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for intervention with secure partners
  2. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for intervention with avoidant partners
  3. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for angry resistant partners
  4. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for working with disorganized partners
  5. Define therapeutic alliance
  6. Plot arousal bias and attachment type
  7. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for high-arousal couples
  8. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for low-arousal couples
  9. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for high-low arousal couples
  10. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for dysregulated couples
  11. Integrate the domains of arousal regulation and attachment
  12. Explain the principles and purpose of psychodramatic interventions using posing
  13. Explain the principles and purpose of psychodramatic interventions using staging
  14. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for Lovers’ Pose
  15. Explain the principles and demonstrate the skills for King and Queen Pose

Terms of Agreement

PACT Level 1 training requires a commitment to attend three 3-day sessions within 12 months. You are financially responsible for the full registration fee of $2300. Please do not join if you believe you cannot fulfill such a commitment.

Please read our Terms of Service and Cancellation Policy before registering.  

Tax Information can be found here.

The PACT Institute reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who is not in good standing with the PACT Institute.

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